Kiva Lending Team: Kiva U Schools
(Note: this team was formerly called "Kiva High School")
Kiva U Schools is an international network of students and their
respective chapters, unified by a belief that poverty can be alleviated and that
microfinance is an effective tool to achieve this end. Students organize chapters to join with like-minded students in their community and
around the country to raise money to battle poverty, not with sympathy, but with business transactions rooted in mutual dignity. Kiva U is guided by
these goals, which we affirm to be our mission:
• To inspire awareness of global issues, especially poverty and hunger;
• To bring together and subsequently organize students interested in fighting
• To encourage interest in microfinance as a tool to combat poverty;
• To raise money to invest in worthy entrepreneurs in developing states,
countering the predatory loaning practices so prevalent among the world's poorest regions;
• To develop in its members a sense of global responsibility;
• To enable others to become more aware of global issues such as poverty
and help them realize the power of microfinance;
• To establish a network of high school chapters around the country in which
this organization will be a central resource;
• To allow high school students to play a direct role in alleviating global
poverty through loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world.
Location: High Schools Across the United States
33 messages. Join the team to get in on the action!
Bukurije received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to purchase a new sewing machine and some sewing materials.$200 to goLend Now
Armani received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to build a clean sanitation facility at their home to improve access to sanitation for their family.
Jahaira received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy two solar power systems, one of 150 watts and another of 100 watts with 4 lights and accessories to be installed in her house.
San Juaneras Group received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy more firewood & corn at the wholesale level in order to meet the requests of her customers.$2,000 to goLend Now
Laveezan received a loan from Stuttgart High School Kiva Chapter to purchase nutrition and protein rich fodder.
Claudia Sofia received a loan from Stuttgart High School Kiva Chapter helps to buy a supply of salsas and products for restaurants.
Umi received a loan from Bridgman High School to build a plumbing facility at their home to improve access to sanitation for their family.
Zigama Group received a loan from Bridgman High School to buy more wood to make more chairs, tables and beds to sell to his community.
Señor Pan De Azucar De Sacllo Group received a loan from Rialto High School to buy manure, seeds, fertiliser and food for her guinea pigs such as alfalfa and grass.
Have feedback on lending teams? Click here.